video: 3:41 min
University of Victoria
Sitting in meditation at an urban embankment near the University of Victoria, I spent several years gazing at the ocean while harvesting clay and contemplating past and contemporary human engagements with the natural world. As I listened to the qualities of waves, I imagined the formation of original languages.
… the phantom of a site as an actual place remains, and our psychic, habitual attachments to places regularly return as they continue to inform our sense of identity. And this persistent, perhaps secret, adherence to the actuality of places (in memory, in longing) is not necessarily a lack of theoretical sophistication but a means for survival.
~One Place After Another, Miwon Kwon